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Manning and Dymphna Clarke at the House. Photo by Heide Smith
MANNING Clark House, in Tasmania Circle, Forrest, is about to celebrate its 25th birthday as a centre of cultural activities.

Originally the building designed by celebrated architect Robin Boyd was intended as the family home and study of the late Manning Clark and his wife Dymphna, but it has long been used as a hub of intellectual and artistic activities such as residencies.

In the lead-up to the celebrations, Canberra operatic singer, Fleur Millar of “Fleur-de-lis” Vocal Enterprises is planning a rediscovery and production of excerpts from “Manning Clark the Musical” by George Dreyfus.

The celebratory party will also have music that marks historian Manning Clark’s, “The History of Australia”, a key note speaker, reflections by Sebastian Clark and other activities.

Manning Clark House
Millar is seeking singers for the “Manning Clark Choristers” and is about to audition soloists – no experience necessary.

Solo auditions will take place from 4pm-6.30pm on Tuesday, July 18.

The cost for joining the choir is $50 a term or $10/$15 drop in. For Manning Clark House the costs are $40 a term or $5 drop in.  All details from or 0421 187688.



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